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Old 08-29-2004, 01:24 PM   #1
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Installing ALSA 1.0.6

How involved of a task is installing a newer version of ALSA? I have ALSA 1.0.3 for SuSE 9.1 and as I understand ALSA has since added support for the Dell SB Live cards like mine. Should I check to see if SuSE will eventually offer the upgrade? Might this involve custom compilation of my kernel?

I haven't found any information specific enough, and I don't dare fully undertake this quest until I know what I'm getting into. I actually want to do this more as a challenge than to get the sound to work.
Old 08-29-2004, 01:27 PM   #2
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I believe that the newer version will overwrite the older version. When you go to select the list of cards and you will see "details" as a link. Click it and it takes you to pretty detailed install instructions. It really is pretty straightforward.
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I am currently working on the same problme and making some progress - did you have any luck?
Old 09-07-2004, 02:42 AM   #4
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I tried to upgrade from alsa 1.0.3 to 1.0.6 to get my Soundblaster Live! from Dell running, too. After many hours of reading and trying, it is still not working.
Here's a link to a thread in which you will find some of the problems I had so far. If you have some hints, please let me know. Currently I'm reluctant to mess with my kernel as I am not experienced in Linux and I don't want to crash the system.
Old 09-07-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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After getting ALSA 1.06 installed and still having the same error I decided to take the easy way out for now. I bought a $12.95 sound card and hooked it up. It installed fine (only gliche was making sure to delete the attempt at old sound card first).


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